Learn for Free

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: As per the guidance from the government, many of you are still unable to work, are working from home, or are not able to attend clubs and classes like you would normally.

It is essential to look after yourself during this time, so if you need to take time to relax, then that is important too, but if you are looking for something to try in your free time, why not learn something new?

At the bottom of the page is information about the regular Learn for Free programme. Due to the coronavirus situation, we are unable to offer in-house training as normal. However we are in the process of putting some of our in-house training into online formats, so you can learn something new from your home in the meantime.

When we know more about when we can resume courses, there will be information provided regarding new training dates. 

There will also be links to other organisations offering free training, or useful links to help you during this time. These may be organisations that would normally provide training for PCH in person, or they may be national offers of free training or information. 

Equality and Diversity training

Health and wellbeing information

For more information about getting online, please see our computer training page.

Healthy recipes for all the family

Check out the cooking tips and recipes provided by the Bell Group, one of our contractors:

1) Cooking with children

2) Food hygiene 

2) Food preparation

3) Recipes 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10.

4) Portions

5) Leftovers

6) The immune system

If you would like to take part in any of these activities, or to register your interest in receiving more information about the regular Learn for Free programme, please contact communitiesteam@plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk with a brief description of the activity you would like to join. You can also telephone our Communities team on 0808 230 6500.

Learn for Free is a free training programme for PCH residents.


There are three parts of Learn for Free to make it easier to find the right activity for you. The three parts of Learn for Free are:

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What's on?

Learn for Free Programme 2020

Book your place

Learn for Free Booking Form


Can I just turn up?

You can come along on the day to our drop in groups: craft, computer club, photography and history. However, our courses are popular, so you must book a place to avoid disappointment.

I have booked a place but I can no longer attend, what should I do?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your place. Although the courses are free for residents to attend, the places have been paid for by PCH. If you cannot attend, your place can be given to someone on the waiting list or cancelled in advance to avoid unnecessary charges.

Who can attend?

Learn for Free courses are free for PCH residents. This includes; tenants, household members and leaseholders who are living in their properties. On occasion, courses may be shared with other Housing Associations, or volunteers for PCH groups may attend, so there may be non-PCH residents on your course.

What does it cost to attend?

Nothing! It’s free to attend. Your fuel or bus fare will also be refunded on arrival, as long as you have a valid bus ticket, and a taxi can be provided if a bus is not suitable.

I have childcare arrangements, what can I do?

If you need to pay for additional childcare while attending a course, you can be refunded for this additional charge, as long as you have a receipt and this is agreed in advance.

Do I need to bring my own food?

All courses include tea, coffee and water. Full day courses running over lunchtime include a light lunch. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when confirming your place. 

Looking for something else?

Please let us know if you are interested in a specific training event or topic that you can’t see here.

To find out more or book a course call 0808 230 6500 or email us.